Parents and Carers

Primary School Aged

Immunisations

Before your child begins primary school ensure that they are fully immunised. Visit NHS choices and follow the link for the vaccination schedule

Healthy Child Programme (4-19 years) 

The School Health Service is made up of a team of health professionals, committed to promoting the health of school age children from 4 - 19 years, and the wider school community.

During your child’s first year in school we will undertake a health assessment. This will be achieved by a health quationionaire which you will be asked to complete electronically and routine screenings such as hearing and distance vision checks.

In Year 6 your child will be invited to complete a health & wellbeing questionnaire in school. The School Health Team will review the results of the questionnaire and if required follow up any individual health concerns identified. We will also work with schools to deliver any health promotion linked to the results of the whole year group. Click here to view questionnaire.  

National Child Measurement Programme

All children in Reception and Year 6 will have their height and weight measured as part of their routine screening. The measurements will also be included in this national programme which monitors growth patterns of children across the country, and supports local service delivery. This will be done by a trained member of the School Health Team.

Confidentiality

The School Nurse provides a completely confidential health service.

From time to time we may encourage you to share particular health information with class teachers or other health professionals, where it is in your child’s best interest to do so. However, we will never do this unless you agree for us to do so first.

We also work closely with our safeguarding team to ensure we work in the best interest of all children at all times.

Helpful websites:

Young Minds - Reliable information for parents/carers about common mental health and behaviour issues in children and young people, such as ADHD, autism.

ERIC - In the UK approximately half a million children and young people between the ages of 5-16 wet the bed. It is no one's fault, it happens during sleep and there is no awareness that it is happening.

NHS Choices - From warts and chickenpox, to head lice and threadworms, NHS Choices offers further information and guidance on how to treat different illnesses and ailments.

KidsHealth.org - Provides advice for parents on a wide range of health issues, puberty & growing up.

Bully Busters - Provides free, confidential support for victims of bullying and their families.

Change4Life - Offers lots of healthy eating and activity tips to help you stay healthy.

NHS England - If you require a dentist contact NHS England on 0300 311 2233 or for tips and advice on looking after your child's teeth and oral health click here.

NSPCC - Advice for parents/carers about keeping your child safe when using the internet and social media.

Careline 24/7 contact centre for social care enquiries & referrals for children and young people in Liverpool.

Sefton Safeguarding Information and advice on social care enquiries and referral for children and young people in Sefton.

Think U Know  Information for children and young people, and parents/carers on staying safe from CEOP Command (Police).

Teenage Brain Development - Information Leaflet.